If you’re looking for a Colorado Springs divorce attorney that offers a wide range of personalized divorce-related services to our clients, look no further than The Drexler Law Group. At The Drexler Law Group, our clients receive personalized service and straightforward legal advice without insulting your intelligence or judging you.
As it turns out, the attorneys at The Drexler Law Group have experienced the process, pain, emotion, and embarrassment of divorce and child custody issues. We understand that even the most well-intentioned marriage may take a different course throughout the years.
Although the attorneys at The Drexler Law Group are experienced at handling a wide variety of domestic relations matters, we are not generally fans or proponents of divorce or legal separations. Our mission is not to divorce couples; rather, our mission is to help those who find themselves in a situation where a relationship is no longer working out. Perhaps the parties have simply drifted apart, or the other party can no longer meet the needs upon which the marriage was established in the first place. In other cases, the marriage or relationship may have become destructive, combative, repressive or controlling.
Whatever the reason for the deterioration of the relationship, you must know your options before jumping into a divorce or legal separation. The first analysis is which path is the more appropriate option: divorce, legal separation or annulment.
Although most cases in Colorado in which couples split end in a divorce, some cases are resolved by a legal separation. The only true difference between a legal separation and a divorce is that the parties are still technically married but apart at the end of the proceedings.
Both a divorce and legal separation have a 91-day “waiting” or “cooling off” period that starts the date of the filing and service of the Petition for Divorce (or Legal Separation). The vast majority of cases take much longer than the 91-day period, even if the parties fully agree on everything except child custody or a parenting time schedule. If a single issue is contested, the court will conduct a hearing and the parties will need to participate in court-ordered mediation to resolve the contested issues prior to involving the judge.
Perhaps the parties wish to maintain health insurance coverage, continue eligibility for retirement benefits or military privileges, or perhaps the couple wishes to be known as a marriage couple in the public. In some cases, a legal separation may be better accepted by one of both of the parties and allow the parties to proceed in a less hostile or adversarial manner. Once the court approves a legal separation, the parties are bound by the terms and orders of a legal separation for a period of six (6) months.
If you are considering a divorce or legal separation, The Drexler Law Group can help you choose the correct path based on your unique circumstances and can represent you throughout the entire process, so you can make important decisions after understanding all of your rights and what you are entitled to from a divorce or legal separation.
We appreciate that you are looking for dedicated and zealous representation and someone to fight for your rights. When you call The Drexler Law Group, that's exactly what you'll get. The attorneys and staff at The Drexler Law Group are friendly, experienced and professional. We are client-centered, results-focused and loyal advocates for our clients.
Don't hesitate to contact us immediately to schedule a consultation. You can call us at (719) 471-8000, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.